California River Rafting Trip Planning | Adventure Connection

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California River Rafting Trip Planning

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FAQ – What To Bring, Wear, & More

Adventure Connection will provide all rafting gear, food, utensils, shuttle transportation and cold refreshments at the end of each day.


River attire is very casual and you should expect to get wet and dress accordingly. Quick-dry clothing is recommended. Anything cotton gets wet stays wet and does not keep you warm. Following this list will assure you a comfortable and well-prepared trip.


Please do not bring pets!
No Flip-flops!


All items marked (sale) are available for purchase at our Camp Store.
All items marked (rent) are available to rent. Advanced reservations required.

  • Swimsuit
  • Tennis shoes or river sandals (Tevas)
  • Shorts
  • Sunhat or visor (sale)
  • Nylon windbreaker
  • Head strap for eyeglasses (sale)
  • Extra pr of glasses – optional
  • Waterproof sunscreen (sale)
  • Dry clothes for wearing around camp

Recommended Cool Weather Attire

We recommend cool weather clothing (as a precaution) for the months of April, May, and October and for days anytime during the season where rain or cool weather is a possibility. If this is the case, we recommend that you bring the following attire.

  • Wetsuit (rent)
  • Wool cap
  • Wool shirt or sweater
  • Windbreaker
  • Wool Socks
  • Wool gloves

Overnight Gear List

Your overnight gear should include the following:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Tent – optional (rent)
  • Sleeping pad (rent)
  • Ground cloth
  • Flashlight w/ extra batteries
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal toiletries
  • Light jacket/sweater
  • Long pants
  • Dry shoes or sandals
  • Towel/Washcloth
  • Fishing gear/license – optional
  • Spirits (in moderation) – optional
  • Musical instrument – optional
  • Camp Chair

Other Recommendations

We urge you to leave your valuables at home. If you wish to bring a camera, please provide a case (preferably waterproof). Waterproof, disposable cameras are available for purchase at our Camp Store. However, it will not be possible to photograph during rapids. Professional photographers are positioned along the banks taking photos of us running the rapids. These photos are available for sale at the end of the trip and the companies are in no way associated with Adventure Connection. Extra money may be needed for meals en route to and from you trip, for souvenir T-shirts and photographs or a guide tip.